HIV research for prevention - huge potential but no ‘magic bullet’

Chris Bateman


HIV research for prevention has so far produced a mixed bag with no magic bullet, but results for an antiretroviral-infused vaginal ring that stays in place for 30 days, potentially offering women up to 50% (or more) protection against HIV and theoretically saving millions of lives over time, will be reported in 2016. 

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Chris Bateman, HMPG, South Africa

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HIV; Antiretroviral; Microbicide; Vaccine

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South African Medical Journal 2014;104(12):838-839. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.9129

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Date submitted: 2014-11-05
Date published: 2014-11-19

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